In possibly the greatest burn since the great fire of London in 1666 the Canterbury Rugby Union at the same time tried to console Israel Folau for being in a team that lost an unloseable game and ridicule his homophobic beliefs.
The context was that in their recent game Folau’s team the Warratahs had burst out to a 29-0 lead over home team the Canterbury Crusaders but then in an unbelievable choke managed to lose the game 31-29.
Folau has attracted unfortunate attention for publicly expressing homophobic beliefs publicly twice in recent times.
Some dagg who had control of the speaker system played Village People’s LGBT anthem YMCA during a break in the final minute of the game when the Crusaders had magically regained the lead.
If you have been living in a time warp for the past 40 years here it is.
Oh to have seen Folau’s face when this happened.
Twitter had fun.
To the DJ who trolled Israel Falou by playing YMCA I salute you. #CRUvWAR
— Sam Smith (@sgowsmith1988) May 12, 2018
Whoever chose to play YMCA at AMI Stadium tonight especially for Israel Folau I salute you 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 #CRUvWAR
— Nick Brown (@TheNickCRBrown) May 12, 2018
Nothing explains New Zealand's rugby dominance over Australia like the Crusaders coming back from 29-0 down against the Waratahs, leading 31-29 with 2 minutes to play, and the guy running the stadium music in Christchurch plays YMCA and the crowd sings and dances. #CRUvWAR
— Sam Hill (@SamHill886) May 12, 2018
Israel Folau runs out in Christchurch; DJ plays YMCA. Love being a Kiwi.
— abramowitz (@AboAbramowitz) May 12, 2018